Eleven sticks of dynamite were destroyed in a control explosion after being found by a woman cleaning her house.
The explosives were found in a PVC tube at a house on the 60000 block of US Highway 12 in Harvey Township, near Litchfield in Meeker County, just after 4 p.m. Monday.
The homeowner, a 74-year-old woman, and her family were cleaning the house to get it ready for sale when they found what they feared was explosives in the tube.
The discovery required the Minneapolis Bomb Squad being called to the scene, which confirmed that there was indeed 11 sticks of dynamite in the tube.
The bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion at the property.
"It is believed the dynamite belonged to Revering's deceased husband and it was unknown to family how long the dynamite had been in the garage," the Meeker County Sheriff's Office said.